However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
‘’He did not think of his course of action as suicidal, but as another gallant gamble of the sort he was accustomed to winning’’ (87). Reading the book Founding Brothers advanced my comprehension of creating a country, and how important it is to work together. In order for someone to understand what lesson Joseph Ellis was trying to teach, one must first come to an understanding of these five short stories. The first story to understand is called the duel. The duel is one of the most historical conflicts in history.
Although based on Shakespeare’s classic work by the same name the film align closely with the facts as we know them from Plutarch. However, and perhaps more surprising than the films ability to keep true to the facts of what happened 1,642 years ago is its applicability to today’s society. The story of rulers who overextend themselves is (in a way) still a reoccurring theme in today’s global society and is a story that we can relate closely with. With that said and despite the excellent portrayals of Mark Antony by Marlon Brando and Cassius by John Gielgud I fear the word for word replica of Shakespeare’s original alienates the general public from truly understanding the film. Julius Caesar was a great film sixty-three years ago and it still is today – however, it is not excellent.
A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time. He was nominated many times before, but for some reason failed to win.
Many consider this to be a very far fetched ending on Shakespeare’s behalf however one could claim that it follows the theme of patriotism. The play would have been performed in England at the time and when audience members watch it they themselves would feel pride in their country and get a sense of patriotism themselves, which Shakespeare more than likely was the reason for the ending. However people are led to believe that the final toll of deaths that Shakespeare gives to be a factual
Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. " The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge.
By the end of the book, he had started to realize that he really did care about Jim. Huck is writing Miss Watson a letter towards the end of the book talking about where Jim is and how she can get him back. After writing the letter, Huck starts to think about the good times he had with Jim and says that “...somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places for me to harden against him, but only the other kind.”(213). This was the most powerful part in the book for me because after thinking of all the good that Jim has brought him, he tears up the paper and says “All right, then, I’ll go to hell”(214). In Huck’s mind, he had the choice to send the letter and go to heaven or to try to save Jim and go to Hell for doing the wrong thing as far as the widow taught him.